Damascus, the Oldest Inhabited City
Two of the most moving sites that I've ever experienced were the Mosque of Say'yeda Roqayya and the Umayyad Mosque. Both sites are main attractions in Damascus for locals and tourists. The tomb of Say'yeda Roqayya is a beautiful mosaic of gold illuminated with green light. Everyone is welcome in the mosques, even non-Muslims. A robe is supplied for non-Muslims. To experience the collected reverence in a holy site was, surprisingly, an uplifting and welcoming experience. After the war is over, I hope the peace can be restored to this city full of history.
By Lauren Wiser
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